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Jeffery’s Natural & civil hist. of the French domñs in America. fol.
1815 Catalogue, page 124, no. 273, as above, History and Dominions not abbreviated.
The Natural and Civil History of the French Dominions in North and South America. With an Historical Detail of the Acquisitions and Conquests made by the British Arms in those Parts. Giving a particular Account of the Climate, Soil, Minerals, Animals, Vegetables, Manufactures, Trade, Commerce, and Languages. Together with the Religion, Government, Genius, Character, Manners and Customs of the Indians and other Inhabitants. Illustrated by Maps and Plans of the principal Places, collected from the best Authorities, and engraved by T. Jefferys, Geographer to his Majesty. Part I. Containing a Description of Canada and Louisiana. [-Part II. Containing Part of the Islands of St. Domingo and St. Martin, the Islands of St. Bartholomew, Guadaloupe, Martinico, La Grenade, and the Island and Colony of Cayenne.] London: Printed for T. Jefferys, W. Johnston, J. Richardson, and B. Law, mdcclxi . [1761.]
F1030 .J46
Folio. 2 part in 1. 95 and 125 leaves, 18 engraved folded maps and plans.
This edition not in Sabin, not in Winsor, not in Staton and Tremaine, not in Boimare, not in Hazard, not in Faribault, not in Field and not in other bibliographies, who all have the first edition of 1760.
Thomas Jefferys, d. 1771, English map engraver, became geographer to the Prince of Wales, afterwards George III. According to M. de Fontette, quoted by Faribault, “Ce n’est guère qu’une compilation faite presque sans choix des ouvrages de Charlevoix, Labat, Du Tertre, &c. On y trouve ce qui regarde le Canada, la Louisiane, une partie des Isles Saint-Domingue, Saint-Martin, Saint-Barthélemi, la Guadeloupe, la Martinique, la Grenade et Cayenne.” For an account of the maps in this work, see Winsor, Vol. V.
Relation ecc [l ]esiastique de la Nouvelle France. 1643. 1644. par Vimont. 12 mo. [corrected by MS.-- Ed. ]
1815 Catalogue, page 126, no. 64, as above.
VIMONT, Barthélemy.
Relation de ce qvi s’est passé en la Novvelle France és Années 1643. & 1644. Enuoyée au R. P. Iean Filleav, Prouincial de la Compagnie de Iesvs, en la Prouince de France. Par le R. P. Barthelemy Vimont, de la mesme Compagnie, Superieur de toute la Mission. A Paris: Chez Sebastien Cramoisy et Gabriel Cramoisy, m. dc. xlv. Auec Priuilege du Roy. [1645.]
F1030.7 .Z632 no. 13
Original Edition. Sm. 8vo. 2 parts in 1 with separate signatures and pagination, 132 and 76 leaves, together 208 leaves; half title for the second part, Relation de ce qvi s’est passé dans le Pays des Hvrons, Pays de la Novvelle France; Cramoisy’s woodcut device on the title-page.
Sabin 99752.
Winsor IV, 305.
Church 472.
Harrisse 83.
Carayon 1273.
Thwaites, XXV, page 283, no. LIII.
Backer VIII, 819, no. 5.
McCoy 53.
Bell 25.
Barthélemy Vimont, 1594-1667, French Jesuit, was sent from France on the missions to Canada, where he became the Superior in 1639. He was responsible for the Relations until 1645, when he was succeeded as Superior by Jérôme Lalemant (1593-1673). The state of his health compelled his return to France in 1659. At the end of the second part of Vimont’s Relation is a Lettre de M. DC. XLIV. dated Des Hurons, ce dernier de
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